COVID-19: Air Peace evacuates 70 Israelis from Nigeria

Air Peace airline on Sunday evacuated 70 Israelis who have signified their intention of leaving Nigeria since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.

iBrandTV gathered the flight which operated as ‘an essential flight’ departed Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International airport, Lagos with 17 crew members bringing the number of persons on board to 87.

The Boeing aircraft flight number P47877 with Registration number 5N-BWI departed the airport at about noon yesterday to Isreal enroute Abuja.

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A similar evacuation was embarked on by Air France late Thursday, who evacuated 260 Dutch, French and German nationals resident in Nigeria and wanted to to leave the country.

The Air France is expected to evacuate more people on the 2nd and 9th of April, 2020. In the coming weeks more of these evacuations are expected with the permission of the Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation as essential flights.

All international flights have been banned from coming to the country and the four major international airports in Lagos Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano closed to flight operations by the federal government.

Domestic airlines have on their own grounded flight operations across the country to help the government combat the spread of the virus. Currently, no flight operations in the country.

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